Vanguard 3.5 mil Nitrile Exam Gloves, Powder Free


Nitrile Gloves


Vanguard's nitrile blue gloves are 3.5 mil thick and protect healthcare professionals from contamination from a variety of bacteria and fluids. The gloves are powder-free, latex-free, and medical grade — to ensure comfort and safety for both the patient and the physician. With a textured surface, these nitrile gloves offer an improved ambidextrous grip when using delicate medical instruments.

Product Features:

  • Medical Grade
  • Powder Free
  • Ambidextrous
  • Eliminates exposure to latex
  • Comfortable fit and feel
  • Textured surface for improved grip


Quantity 100/BX, 10BX/CS, 1000/CS
Color Blue / Black
Size Multiple Available
Thickness 3.5 mil
Material Nitrile

Shipping, Payment, & Returns


bttn offers a variety of shipping options to best fit your orders. All orders over $199 include free shipping. For those under $199, a $3 fee will be added, while those under $99 will have a $6 fee added for shipping. Products weighing over 100lbs will be marked in our system as “freight collect” and someone from our team will reach out to you directly to confirm shipping costs. For more information on our shipping policy, please refer to our shipping policy page.

Payment Options

Payments are accepted via card, check, or PO.

If you are paying by check, please promptly send all checks to 424 2nd Ave W, Suite 700 Seattle, WA 98119.

If paying by PO follow the steps below:
1) Ensure that your Purchase Order correctly reflects the order placed on
2) Download your organization's PO to your computer
3) Open your email application
4) Create a new email with the subject line "Bttn (Order #)" PO
5) Add as the recipient
6) Attach your organization's PO
7) Press Send

Return Policy

30-day return policy.

You can request a return up to 30 days after receiving your item. To be eligible for a return, your item must be in the same condition that you received it, unworn or unused, with tags, and in its original packaging. You’ll also need the receipt or proof of purchase.

To start a return, you can contact us. If your return is accepted, we’ll send you a return shipping label, as well as instructions on how and where to send your package. Items sent back to us without first requesting a return will not be accepted.

Contact us for any return questions at


Nitrile Exam Gloves Faqs FAQs

What's the difference between purple and blue nitrile gloves?

Blue gloves are typically made of nitrile and used for medical exams. Purple gloves are nitrile as well but offer moderate to high protection from chemicals and fluids. This makes them a popular choice for medical professionals dealing with chemotherapy drugs and other highly dangerous chemicals.

What is the difference between medical-grade nitrile gloves and nitrile gloves?

Medical-grade nitrile gloves increased protection during surgeries and other exposure-heavy environments. In addition, all exam-grade gloves must be powder-free and have an Acceptable Quality Limits (AQL) score of 2.5 or lower.

What's the difference between powdered and powder-free nitrile gloves?

Powdered gloves have cornstarch on them to make them easier to put on and reduce the sweat those wearing them produce. Powder-free gloves do not have cornstarch and tend to cause less skin irritation.

Why are nitrile gloves blue?

To help healthcare workers distinguish between latex and non-latex gloves, most nitrile gloves are blue.

When should you not wear nitrile gloves?

While nitrile gloves work great in the operating room, they do not protect against heat or electric shock, so be sure to have the proper hand protection if you will be exposed to these elements.

Are nitrile gloves food safe?

Yes, nitrile gloves are food safe and often are the go-to choice for sanitary and comfort purposes.

Are nitrile gloves latex-free?

Nitrile gloves are latex-free and safe to use with patients who have latex allergies.

Are nitrile gloves powder-free?

Not all nitrile gloves are powder-free, so it's advised to check the glove box before purchasing.

Why do they put powder in gloves?

Cornstarch powder is put in gloves to help absorb moisture from the hands of the person wearing the gloves.

Do hospitals use powdered gloves?

No, as of January 2017, hospitals no longer use powdered gloves.